As a first time visitor to the Republic of Ireland I had a really pleasant surprise that exceeded all my expectations. Cork is about an hour and a half from Manchester airport and Castletownshend is about the same or less in a hire car. If you see how chipped and scratched the hire cars become in a short time you will realise why they are worth every penny and don't skimp on the insurance!
The house itself is a delight being modern, nicely decorated and well maintained by the owners who were there to greet us and explain how to operate the tv, heating etc. There are no hidden extras and, for the area, this rental is well priced. It is situated in a modern mini-village that was purpose built in green belt land at the top of the village main street. The terraced house has parking for two cars at the front although it would be easy to park more close by. Inside the house was newly decorated and felt fresh. The floors throughout are lacquered pine with rugs but as this is... more